Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi (a.k.a. 400D) 10.1 Megapixel, SLR, Digital Camera Body (Black)

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi (a.k.a. 400D) 10.1 Megapixel, SLR, Digital Camera Body (Black)
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Canon Rebel XTi Overview

  • 1Description
  • 210.1 Megapixel APS-C Size CMOS Sensor
  • 3DIGIC II Image Processor
  • 4Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
  • 5Dust Delete Data Detection
  • 6Large 2.5-inch LCD Monitor with Wide Viewing Angle
  • 7Display-Off Sensor
  • 8Speedy Operation
  • 99-Point AF System
  • 10Advanced Flash Photography
  • 11"Picture Style" Settings
  • 12Compatible with EF & EF-S Lenses
  • 13Print/Share Button
  • 14Direct Print Support with PictBridge Compatible Printers
  • 15Canon EOS Digital Solution Software

The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi Digital Camera offers an unbeatable combination of performance, ease-of-use and value. It has a 10.1 Megapixel Canon CMOS sensor plus a host of features including a 2.5-inch LCD monitor, the exclusive EOS Integrated Cleaning System featuring a Self Cleaning Sensor with Dust Delete Data system, and Canon's Picture Style technology, all in a lightweight, ergonomic body.

10.1 Megapixel APS-C Size CMOS Sensor
Canon's large-area CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) sensor captures images with exceptional clarity and tonal range, and offers the most pixels in its class. This APS-C size sensor (22.2 x 14.8mm) has the same 3:2 ratio as film cameras, enabling an effective angle of view that is 1.6x the normal EF Lens focal length. With an effective pixel resolution of 3,904 x 2,598, the EOS Digital Rebel XTi offers superb detail and clarity, even in large prints, and generates finished files that open at approximately 30MB in your image-editing software. On Canon's CMOS sensor, each pixel is captured with fine detail to create images of tremendous depth and resolution, ensuring enough information for even poster-sized prints.
DIGIC II Image Processor
The DIGIC II Image Processor was designed specifically for Canon digital SLR cameras and enhances every aspect of image capture. Information captured by the CMOS sensor is processed and assembled into images of exceptional quality. With the DIGIC II Image Processor on board, photographers can expect natural color reproduction, precise white balance in any number of lighting situations and unparalleled clarity. The DIGIC II Image Processor employs sophisticated signal processing algorithms and works at greater speeds, all while consuming less energy.
Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
To combat against stray dust that enters the camera and adheres to the image sensor during a lens change, the Digital Rebel XTi features a Canon-designed Self Cleaning Sensor Unit. The low pass filter cleans itself automatically with ultrasonic vibrations, removing dust from the sensor assembly, and anti-static technologies are applied to the low-pass filter covering the front of the sensor so as not to attract dust in the first place. Furthermore, the internal camera mechanisms are designed to minimize dust generation including a body cap that has been redesigned to prevent dust generation through wear on the cap itself
Dust Delete Data Detection
Dust that has been missed by the Integrated Self Cleaning Sensor Unit can also be erased with software included in Digital Photo Professional (DPP) Version 2.2. The Digital Rebel XTi's imaging sensor is able to single out the dust particles on its surface, then plots out their location coordinates within the image. This data is transmitted along with the image, whether JPEG or RAW, and can be either manually or automatically erased in Canon's DPP 2.2. This added software option ensures the cleanest possible image, perfect for printing or archiving.
Large 2.5-inch LCD Monitor with Wide Viewing Angle
The EOS Digital Rebel XTi has a brilliant 2.5-inch LCD monitor with approximately 230,000 pixels. All shooting and review information is accessed on the rear LCD monitor, and the wide viewing angle of 160° and brighter, easier-to-read menus give the new Rebel XTi LCD monitor an obvious advantage.
Display-Off Sensor
When composing images, the Digital Rebel XTi's external display turns off automatically thanks to the newly developed Display Off Sensor. This new sensor detects the photographer's face against the back panel of the camera, and turns the screen off to prevent the LCD monitor's brightness from disturbing the photographer's eye while looking through the viewfinder.
Speedy Operation
With a startup time of 0.2 seconds, the EOS Digital Rebel XTi is ready to go the instant it's brought to the eye. And the Digital Rebel XTi's shutter can record images as fast as 1/4000 seconds and as long as 30 sec., plus bulb at up to 3 fps for 27 consecutive shots. It synchronizes with Canon Speedlites at 1/200 seconds.
9-Point AF System
The EOS Digital Rebel XTi has a high-precision 9-point AF system for speedy and accurate focusing in any situation. Conveniently located on the back of the camera for thumb-controlled action, Canon's cross key buttons enable instant choice of the 9 focus points, or allow the camera to choose them automatically. One-Shot is perfect for still photography. AI Servo AF tracks moving subjects, ensuring accurate focus. AI Focus AF switches between One-Shot and AI Servo when subjects are moving and stopping. The Digital Rebel XTi's focusing system functions in metering ranges of EV-0.5 to 18, and displays information on the Digital Rebel XTi's big LCD Display.
Advanced Flash Photography
The EOS Digital Rebel XTi features the acclaimed E-TTL II flash metering system. Whether using its flush-mounted integral flash or any of the flashes in the EX Speedlite line, E-TTL II provides reliable flash output through numerous exposures. Canon's Speedlite 430EX is perfectly suited to the EOS Digital Rebel XTi. It includes an AF-assist Beam, which works in conjunction with the EOS Digital Rebel XTi's focusing system, and automatically sends color temperature information to the camera when the flash fires, for more accurate white balance rendition with flash photography.
"Picture Style" Settings
With Picture Style technology and the EOS Digital Rebel XTi, photographers can recreate characteristics of their favorite films. Color, saturation, sharpness and contrast settings create noticeable variation in the saved image. In addition to six preset Picture Styles (Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful and Monochrome), users can create three additional settings for their particular photographic style.
Compatible with EF & EF-S Lenses
The EOS Digital Rebel XTi is compatible with all Canon lenses in the EF lineup, ranging from ultra-wide angle to super telephoto lenses, and including Canon's EF-S series lenses, manufactured specifically for Canon's APS-C sized digital sensor. Canon lenses employ advanced optical expertise and micron-precision engineering to deliver unprecedented performance in all facets of the photographic process. Aspherical optics and fluorite elements, for example, are featured in the universally acclaimed L Series lenses, and Canon's Image Stabilizer technology in select lenses minimizes the effect of camera shake.
Print/Share Button
Printing and uploading to a computer is incredibly simple with the Digital Rebel XTi's Print/Share button. By connecting the Digital Rebel XTi to a computer via the USB 2.0 port, it's easy to transfer some or all of the photographs in the cameras memory to folders on the computer.
Direct Print Support with PictBridge Compatible Printers
Printing your photographs could not be easier with the Digital Rebel XT. Simply connect your EOS Digital Rebel XT to any PictBridge-compatible printer, select your image and print settings, press the Direct Print button and your photograph will start printing. Exif Print 2.2 includes shot information with each image to optimize the printing of each of your photographs.
Canon EOS Digital Solution Software
The EOS Digital Rebel XTi comes bundled with the latest Canon EOS Digital Solution Disk (Version 13.0), which features powerful software programs designed to extend the EOS experience to the computer, and each application is designed to perfect captured images, and streamline the digital workflow.
  • Digital Photo Professional v. 2.2
    This image processing program enables high-speed RAW image processing, high-speed previewing for real-time image adjustment and support for sRGB, Adobe RGB and Wide Gamut RGB color spaces. Because it's CMS (Color Management System) compatible, Digital Photo Professional allows for easy image layout and printing in Adobe RGB in conjunction with Easy-PhotoPrint and PictBridge printers. It also features the Digital Rebel XTi's Dust Delete Data Detection tool for cleaner images.
  • EOS Utility v. 1.1
    This software manages the connection between the camera and computer, whenever they're connected via USB. It allows remote controlled shooting from the computer, handles downloading of images from the camera to the computer, and allows seamless linking to either Canon's ZoomBrowser/ImageBrowser or Digital Photo Professional software once images have been copied to the hard drive. Furthermore, it's used to upload settings back into a USB-connected camera.
  • ZoomBrowser EX v. 5.7 (Windows) and ImageBrowser v. 5.7 (Macintosh)
    This easy, user-friendly software is for viewing and editing of JPEG and RAW image files. Both allow viewing of numerous types of images including finished TIFF and BMP files, and also have a variety of search options for finding images, allow re-naming of single images or batches of files, and offer a variety of options for printing without using a separate image-editing program. PhotoStitch v. 3.1 is also included for creating panoramic and composite images

Canon Rebel XTi Specs

Camera Type
Interchangeable Lens SLR Digital Camera
Image Quality
Image Sensor
22.2 x 14.8mm (APS-C size), 10.5 Megapixel, single-plate color CMOS sensor with RGB primary color filter & Low-pass Filter
Effective Resolution
10.1 million pixels
Color Depth
24-Bit RGB (JPEG files) and 36-Bit RGB (RAW files)
supports sRGB & Adobe RGB Color
Color Modes
Full Color, B&W (with Sharpness, Contrast, & Filter controls)
Image File Formats
JPEG (Fine, Normal)
Exif 2.21 & DCF (Design rule for Camera File System) & DPOF compliant
Recorded Resolution
Large (3888 x 2592)
Medium (2816 x 1880)
Small (1936 x 1288)
Video Recording
Audio Recording
Lens Mount
Canon EF mount (compatible with Canon EF and EF-S mount lenses)
Focal Length Multiplier
Optical Image Stabilization
Supports Canon IS and equivalent lenses
Focus Control
Focus Type
TTL-CT-SIR with AF-dedicated CMOS sensor with 9 AF points and AF assist beam
Focus Modes
Autofocus (One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF), Manual Focus (MF)
Exposure Control
Auto ISO (100 - 400)
Selectable ISO (100, 200, 400, 800, 1600)
Shutter Type
Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled
Shutter Speed
30 - 1/4000 seconds (1/3- and 1/2-stop increments)
Mirror Lock-Up
Exposure Metering
TTL metering with 35-zone SPC (Evaluative metering, Partial metering, Center-weighted average metering)
Exposure Modes
Program AE (shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Auto Depth-of-field AE (non-shiftable), Full auto (Program AE, non-shiftable), Programmed image control modes, Manual exposure (including bulb), E-TTL II autoflash program AE, Exposure Compensation (+/- 2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments), AE Lock
White Balance Modes
Auto, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash), Manual (Custom, or user-set Color Temperature), White balance bracketing (+/- 3 stops in 1stop increments), White balance correction (blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias - +/- 9 levels)
Scene Modes
Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Flash Off
Built-in Flash
Auto pop-up, retractable flash
Effective Flash Range
43' (13m) @ISO 100
External Flash Connection
Canon Hot Shoe
External Flash Control
E-TTL II autoflash with EX series Speedlite
Maximum Flash Synchronization Speed
1/200 seconds
Start-Up Time
0.2 seconds
Shutter Lag
0.001 seconds
Time Between Shots
Less than 1 second (Flash off)
Burst Capability
3.0 fps Up to 27 frames (JPEG), 10 Frames RAW, or 8 Frames RAW+JPEG
Self Timer
10 seconds or 2 seconds (with mirror lock up)
Interval Recording
No (possible with tethered operation)
Date & Time Stamp
No (simultaneous recording onto image data)
Memory & Power
Built-in Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
CompactFlash (Type I & II)
File Size
RAW (CR2) JPEG (Fine) JPEG (Normal)
Large 9.8MB 3.8MB 2.0MB
Medium - 2.3MB 1.2MB
Small - 1.3MB 0.7MB
Battery Type
NB-2LH Battery Pack
2x NB-2LH or 6x AA Batteries with BG-E3 vertical grip (optional)
Power Adapter
ACK-DC20 AC Adapter Kit (optional)
Computer Interface
USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) mini-B port
Direct Print Capable
Yes (PictBridge, CP Direct, Bubble Jet Direct)
Remote Control
Remote control with Remote Switch RS-60E3 or Wireless Remote Controllers RC-1/RC-5
Video Output
Yes (NTSC & PAL)
System & Software Requirements
Windows System
  • 150 MHz Pentium processor (300 MHz Pentium for XP) or better
  • Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP
  • 128 MB RAM (256MB for XP)
  • USB port
  • Display with 800 x 600 dots, High Color (16-bit)
  • CD-ROM drive required for software installation

Macintosh System

  • Power PC Processor
  • Mac OS 9.0 - 9.2 (OS 9.2 recommended), Mac OS X (10.2 or later)
  • 128 MB RAM (256MB for OS X)
  • Built-in USB Port
  • Display with 800 x 600 dots, 32,000 colors
  • CD-ROM drive required for software installation
Eye-level SLR (fixed pentamirror) with diopter adjust (-3.0 - +1.0-1)
Viewfinder Info
AF (AF points, focus confirmation light), Exposure (shutter speed, aperture, exposure level, AE lock, exposure compensation, AEB level, bulb), Flash (flash ready, red-eye reduction lamp on, high-speed sync, FE lock, FEB shooting, flash exposure compensation, insufficient flash warning during FE lock), White balance correction, Maximum burst, CF card full warning, CF card error warning, No CF card warning
Depth-of-Field Preview
LCD Display
2.5" TFT color, LCD (230,000 pixels) with 160° viewing angle and Brightness Control (7 levels)
Information Display
Aperture value, AF point selection, CF card writing status, Exposure level indicator, Exposure compensation amount, AEB level, Drive mode, Self-timer/Remote control, Image-Recording quality, Shots remaining, Flash mode, ISO speed, White balance, Battery level, Shutter speed, Date/time, battery level warning
Language Options
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese
Playback Options
Single image, 9-image index, Magnified zoom (approx. 1.5x to 10x), Auto play, Auto review right after shooting, Histogram, Rotate, Jump, Highlight Alert, Image Protect, Image Erase (single, all)
3.7 x 5.0 x 2.6" (95 x 127 x 65mm) body only
18 oz. (510g) body only

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